..a highly ingenious way to warn us about something that has close to a zero chance of happening. I guess it's like the rest of Homeland Security's efforts, just without the ingenious part.
Not to mention, a highly ingenious way to keep the hype of the 'danger' of dirty bombs fresh in our minds. THANK YOU, DHS. It's been proven a few times that dirty bombs are no real threat since they're just radioactive-packed conventional explosives, but the media kept hyping them as the 'Next And Future Most Dangerous Evil Terrorrorrorrorrorrist Weapon of Mass Destruction', even though the cleanup of the aftermath of a 'dirty bomb' has been mathematically proven to be trivial compared to cleaning up after a nuke.
Guess that's why the media gets such big bucks. They hype dirty bombs some more and citizens will demand this happen to 'save us all'.
Klingon grammar warriors slay the dangling participle, derail the run-on sentence, and annihilate the subject-verb disagreement!
You think that's bad, in the original Okuna Klingon dictionary, they prattle on about there being a lack of a verb for 'to be'. Then, in 'Undiscovered Country', Chang rattles on about 'To be or not to be, THAT is the question' and later throws more Shakespear references 'from the original Klingon'. And they wonder why every series has a 'bible' to keep this shit straight...
Klingon is my favorite - fantastic language, especially to curse with.. Hu'tegh Ha'DIbaH petaQ bIHnuch QI'yaH!! It's like wiping your ass with a pine-cone, I love it.
Love the way you alluded to Matrix Reloaded.
Personally, I like John M Ford's version of Klingon, called 'klingonaase', 'the tool for the manipulation of the principle of klin'. 'Klingon' in klingonaase translates roughly to 'the one that embodies or possesses klin', aka, the 'warrior spirit'.
It's friday, have a sense of humor : )
Sorry, I'm a Republican (or at least a RINO, according to the current party structure), my sense of humor was surgically removed.
That only apply to the USA. In first world country they have socialized health insurance. The fact that everyone has access to healthcare benefit the whole society. Peoples are more productive and don't end up been a burden.
Research done in 'the rest of the world' can result in a cure for cancer because nobody beside american corporate overlord benefit from perpetual treatment. So if you pull your head out of your ass, you would see that there is hope.
Um, no, not really. There are several drugs developed outside the US that are illegal in the US. The original 'morning after' pill, for instance. Developed in Europe (France?), fell victim to 'Not Invented Here' syndrome here in the US and was never legalised. You think the FDA is going to greenlight something that wasn't designed and created here in the US? Something that a US pharm corporation can't profit from? That's just not the way it's done here. It's not the 'American way'.
Nice job blaming the victim. I bet you think Sasha Baron Cohan would deserve a shot to the nuts for wearing a pillow case to a meeting of black panthers.
The victims are politicians??? When'd this happen????
It's the same guy that proposed a ban on videogames to minors. Leland Yee: using the government to protect you from bogeymen that don't exist.
Sounds like he's aiming for a spot on Faux Newz when he 'retires' from politicking...
And they wonder why medical bankruptcies account for something like 75% of all personal bankruptcies in the US. That statistic alone tells me something is very very wrong with the system...
If you don't think that criminals are terrorists, then you must be a communist. Or at least a socialist.
Or be for the fluoridation of water and foreign substances being introduced into our precious bodily fluids.
Dammit, my tinfoil hat got ripped. Let me point this home-printed gun at you so I can take yours. Gotta keep the Martushians outta my head, ya know. The thorazine just ain't working anymore...
You don't need friends or relatives. I have hundreds of friends, but thousands of acquaintances who know who I am. Half might be willing to swear to it. The number I chose was arbitrary, but I'm sure a smaller number would work too.
Facebook friends don't count.
Since this ID database is only for employment verification, I'll stick to that context.
In many industries the fake ID rate is going to be really high. And higher for specific jobs. If you take, for example, restaurant dishwashers, it is probably 25% are using fake IDs.
At the moment it's (reputedly) only going to be used for 'employment verification'. Every job I've held in the last 15 years has required me to show my driver's license, birth certificate, Social Security card, and DD-214 (I'm a veteran) to prove I'm a citizen and thus have the right to work in the US. Supposedly, the bosses had to file this info expressed as a Xerox copy of said documents to state and federal agencies. I never bothered asking which.
The question is, what else would this database be used for? You have this humongous database just sitting there. I'm sure some bright civil 'servant' will come up with all kinds of new uses for it to justify their paycheck...
Ah, see? I can tell you're a republican. Hurricanes are a result of low barometric pressure...
So you're saying, in essence, that hurricanes happen because the weather sucks? As a Republican, I must take offense at that.
That is an interesting one. As far as I understand it, they did not steal from individuals, but from the bank. Off course this is the same as grabbing from someone else's savings, but so is fractional reserve banking. So in a way, if your bank does it, it is normal, if someone else does it, all of a sudden it is criminal.
Pretty much, yeah. After all, you're cutting into the multimillion dollar salary and bonus plan of some bank bigwig. They take that shit kinda serious ya know...